"Tongue Fu! at School" Teaches What to Say When We Don’t Know What To Say

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Isn’t it ironic? We’re taught math, science, and history; however, we’re not taught what to say or do when someone’s: blaming us for something that’s not our fault, slacking off on their responsibilities, complaining ad infinitum, making excuses, or being disrespectful. As a result, we either don’t say anything at all (Tongue Glue!) or we say the first thing that comes to mind, which often makes matters worse. Communication is too important to be left to chance.

Just in time for the start of school, a new book, "Tongue Fu at School," (Taylor Trade, June, 2004) provides thirty practical ways to communicate and get along better with teachers, students, principals, and parents.

This latest book From Sam Horn, who Executive Book Summaries says has “added to the legacy of ideas on dealing with people left by Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Dale Carnegie,” coaches how to deal with difficult individuals without becoming one yourself. Educators and students will learn real-life responses to challenges they face every day in, on, and around the classroom, halls, campus, bus, front office, cafeteria, and at extra-curricular activities and events.

These trademarked strategies (which have been called “martial arts for the mouth”) don’t waste time on platitudes that don't work in the real world. They show exactly what to say and do to:

  • Persuade other people to stop, listen, and see your point of view.
  • Think on your feet – instead of thinking of the perfect response on the way home.
  • Lighten up tense situations with appropriate humor (Fun Fu!).
  • Hold people accountable when they’re slacking off.
  • Obtain receptivity to your recommendations with Words to use.
  • Keep anger and emotions under control so you don’t say something you regret.
  • Help finger-pointers focus on solutions rather than fault.
  • Keep perspective when dealing with rude or ungrateful people.
  • Create win-win relationships by using respectful language that motivates others to respond in kind.

Find out for yourself why former Don Cameron, Executive Director of the National Education Association (1983-2001), said, “This book is not only long overdue, it is vitally important,” and why Paul Houston, Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators said, “I love this book. It offers real help for a real problem and does so entertainingly.”

Sam Horn’s other books have been favorably reviewed in Library Journal, Reader’s Digest, and the Washington Post. Her presentations receive rave reviews from such clients as National Assn. of Secondary School Principals, the Young Presidents Organization, the IRS, and Hewlett Packard.


For a FREE review copy of the book, or to schedule an interview, contact:

Sam Horn, author of Tongue Fu! at School and President of Action Keynotes/Consulting

1654 Waters Edge Lane

Reston, VA 20190

Phone: 703-456-0870 or 800-726-3455

Fax: 703-456-0871

Or browse Internet for Sam Horn for a FREE excerpt from the book, or to download the article "How To Talk to Your Child’s Teacher."

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